Claims For Severe Boat Accident Injuries
Louisiana’s waterways are a source of recreation for thousands of local residents as well as out-of-state visitors. Although there are plenty of fun times to be had, severe accidents and serious injuries can occur when people disregard the risks of being on the water.
If you or a loved one were involved in a boat or other watercraft accident, speaking with an attorney who knows the local laws and waterways can help explain your options when dealing with insurers. With 35 years of experience, Carl Henry Franklin, Attorney at Law, can stand up for your medical and financial recovery.
Holding Negligent Boaters Responsible
Negligence is something most people associate with car or truck accidents. The truth is, boating accidents are often the result of irresponsible or negligent behavior on the part of other boaters. Similar to the rules of the road, on Louisiana waterways, there are rules and regulations that need to be followed.
At the law office of Carl Henry Franklin, Attorney at Law, we can help you make sense of your options after a boat accident. Whether you were fishing, boating recreationally, or were on a party barge, we will review the circumstances of your accident and help you pursue the compensation you are entitled to. Furthermore, we can determine if manufacturer or product defects contributed to your accident.
Alcohol And Water Do Not Mix
Like many car crashes, alcohol often plays a role in boat accidents that occur on the waterways near Shreveport. Many people wonder, “Can I get a DWI in a boat?” The simple answer is yes. Additionally, if you are drinking alcohol and operating a boat or other watercraft and are involved in an accident, you could face stiff penalties such as fines and even spend time in jail.
No matter who was responsible for your boat accident, securing a skilled lawyer can help you plan the next steps as you look to recover from your injuries.
After A Boat Accident, Call Our Law Office
If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident in East Texas, Shreveport or any of the surrounding areas, contact our law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Call today by dialing 318-284-8499 or by filling out our contact form.